No. 6 Yale Hands No. 21 Men’s Squash First Loss on 2019-20 Tab

No. 6 Yale Hands No. 21 Men’s Squash First Loss on 2019-20 Tab

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Amherst College men's squash suffered their first loss on the 2019-20 tab, falling to No. 6 Yale 9-0 in their first match of the new year on Tuesday afternoon at Brady Squash Center.

With the setback, the Mammoths move to 1-1 on the season and will aim to get back in the win column when they battle Middlebury College on the road, Jan. 16th, at 3:00 p.m. Yale marks their fourth win on the season, improving to 4-1 and will host Ivy League foe Cornell on Jan. 11th in their next competition.

Winning in three straight sets in each of their duels, Yale clinched the top of the ladder when Spencer Lovejoy battled Robinson Armour '22 for a 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 triumph. Sophomore Charles Sutherby '22 was stifled in the opening sets at #2 against Harrison Gill, but battled back in the third to mark five points. However, Gill was able to pull away to give the home side another win against the Mammoths.

Matching up against Calvin McCafferty at #4, Nathaniel Mossé '23 notched seven points in the opening two sets, respectively, but the Philadelphia, Pa. native topped Mossé 11-7, 11-7 before clinching the final set 11-3.

Andrew Leung '22 nearly pulled off an opening set win against Eric Kim at #5, but the Bulldog held out for the 11-9 win before finalizing his victory with 11-6, 11-5 decisions in the second and third sets.

Bulldogs Janson Chu and Jacob Rhee held Mitch Ford '20 and Arnav Parikh '21 to fewer than six points in each of their sets to win at #7 and #8.

Heading into #9, Shayan Hussain '22 went back and forth with Parth Bhatia in the opener, but ultimately fell 11-8, 11-1, 11-5.